Cardinale 2018 Estate Red, Napa Valley


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Named #8 Cellar Selection of 2022 by Wine Enthusiast!In 1983, Jess Jackson decided to produce a world-class red Meritage wine. The name comes from the original Cardinale vineyard site at Kendall-Jackson’s Lakeport winery. The wine is made predominantly of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Merlot and, in certain years, Cabernet Franc. Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards located in both Napa Valley and Sonoma County.The wine is aged in 100% French oak Chateau barrels to produce a forward, seamless oak character to match its intense fruit. Winemaker Chris Carpenter is equally an expert at grape growing as he is at making wine, Christopher vinifies grapes from more than a dozen vineyards throughout Napa Valley, and through arduous blending, creates a wine that demonstrates the personality of each vintage, and whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.Jeb Dunnuck scored this 98+ saying “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is based on a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvign…


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